Newcastle Uni Grand Crew win at Henley

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The Newcastle University four that won The Grand at Durham Regatta in such impressive style in June (2014), went on to compete at Henley Royal Regatta in July. At Durham they won The Grand by 6 lengths, and in our report we described the crew as “large .. and a class act”. Competing at Henley, in the event for student … Read More

Durham School Grand – winning crew from 1954 return to the Regatta (2014)

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The remarkable Durham School ’54 crew will be on the racecourse on Saturday and have an outing on Sunday from Durham School, in the Prebends Bridge area of the river from 11am, with a guest ceremony. The crew is planning a re-union at the Regatta this year to celebrate 60 years since they won ‘The Grand’. Graham Whitaker, the cox, … Read More

Memories of ‘The Grand’ – 160 years on

Durham Regatta teamHistory, News

Durham Regatta originated from the 1815 celebration of the victory at Waterloo. The annual procession of boats became a regular feature with the boats carrying bands up and down the river, playing “Rule Britannia” and music of the day. As the day wore on the music became “more spirited … but less harmonious”. The first Durham regatta in 1834 saw … Read More

Keith Yates: cox, commentator and much more

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“I don’t know if Keith’s 60 years at Durham Regatta is the absolute record but he has been a marvellous supporter of the regatta over the years, taking on all sorts of roles and doing them all exceptionally well”, says Doug Stewart, Durham Regatta President Durham Regatta looks forward to honouring and thanking Keith Yates for his service to the … Read More